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The Fantasticks Presented by StageWorks Fresno

FROM THE April 11 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for a feel good show that the whole family can enjoy, then head over to the Bonner Auditorium at the Fresno Art Museum and see The Fantasticks, presented by StageWorks Fresno through April 22.

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Nana’s Naughty Knickers Presented by the Visalia Players

FROM THE April 11 ISSUE

IN THE Theatre SECTION

by Nancy Holley



Nana’s Naughty Knickers, a delightful farce, bursts onto the Ice House stage on Friday, April 13, with gaiety for all. Even the title makes you smile, and that’s just the beginning.

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Farewell to Felines By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE April 7 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


First published in January 2015 with Romeow and Juliet, Kathi Daley’s Whales and Tails Mystery series has garnered a huge fan base receiving an average of 4.55 stars for her fifteen books.

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An American Life for A Muslim Family

FROM THE April 7 ISSUE

IN THE Tales of Diversity SECTION

by Wasan Abu Baker



Muslims are well known for their warm hospitality. Our prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that whoever believes in God and the Day of Judgement, let him honor his neighbor, whoever believes in God and the Last Day, let him honor his guest as he is entitled.

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A Tiny Bundle of Love

FROM THE April 7 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Lee Juslin


Bambi is a little male Yorkie or Yorkie mix weighing in at only eight pounds. He came into NY/NJ Scottish Terrier Rescue from a New York City shelter. As is the case with many dogs in a city shelter with all the noise and confusion, Bambi was terrified.

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Hi-Top Coffee: The Buzz of the Tower

FROM THE April 7 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


For the last several months, I have been hearing a lot of buzz about a new coffee shop in the Tower District in Fresno, so I decided to check it out! When I was in the Tower for the Rogue Festival last month, I stopped in at Hi-Top Coffee, not once but twice!

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Rosemary & Thyme On BritBox Online Streaming

FROM THE April 7 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Online streaming is an extremely popular and inexpensive form of entertainment often offering television shows or movies with a specific focus. In the case of BritBox, viewers are given access to a large variety of popular British favorites and current hits.

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Catnip: A Mystery Short Story

FROM THE April 7 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Patricia Della Valle


“Heard you got a cat.”
I was in my bathrobe and dew-soaked slippers trying to retrieve the Sunday newspaper from my very wet lawn.

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Foodie Mysteries For Your Reading Pleasure

FROM THE April 7 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow



Food mysteries seem to be very popular and many include recipes! Here are a few more new ones for your mystery and foodie fun-Lord of the Pies: A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery by Nell Hampton, Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien, Murder with a Cherry on Top: A Lickety Splits Mystery by Cynthia Baxter, and Playing with Bonbon Fire: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery by Dorothy St. James.

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A-List By D.P. Lyle: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE April 7 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


Jake Longly is an ex-professional baseball pitcher. Now he owns a bar and restaurant on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and is a Private Investigator. His PI father Ray and his girlfriend Nicole Jamison have accepted a case from her uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour.

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A Choice of Crowns By Barb Hendee: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE April 7 ISSUE

IN THE Fantasy & Fangs SECTION

by Sharon Tucker


Ever wonder how different your life would be had you made a different choice at a pivotal time? This second book in Barb Hendee’s Dark Glass series, A Choice of Crowns (2018) involves how the enchanted mirror, which readers encountered in Through a Glass Darkly (2017) affects Olivia Geroux, soon to marry King Rowan of Partheny.

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I Used to Be Taller: A Girl’s Guide to Aging By Maria Ruiz

FROM THE April 7 ISSUE

IN THE Diana Hockley SECTION

by Diana Hockley


When we are young, we can’t imagine growing old. Most of us couldn’t see past the next clubbing event or party! When I was 24, I suddenly realised that I, too, could grow old. How ridiculous that sounds now that many of us are in our dotage!

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The Latin Comedy Jam Comes to the Tower Theatre

FROM THE April 7 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Steven Sanchez



The Latin Comedy Jam, featuring Willie Barcena and company, will be providing many laughs at the Tower Theatre in Fresno on Saturday, April 14. Rounding out the roster is Gilbert Esquivel and Johnny Sanchez.

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Mamma Mia! On Stage At Roger Rocka’s

FROM THE April 4 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance McArthur


This has become my year of changing opinions. I always hated the song “Tomorrow” from Annie because I associated it with small children singing loudly off-key…until I saw the Good Company Players’ production, and now I love it. Now, I have to admit something I never expected to say…Mamma Mia! is a great show!

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